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by Michael Mahle
December 3rd, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 2018 White Truffles
Replies: 32
Views: 1738

Re: 2018 White Truffles

The experience I've had so far this year has been excellent. Props to the folks at Viaggio in Wayne, NJ for a generous offering at a fair price.
by Michael Mahle
December 3rd, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: FLX Table (Big Pimpin Wine Pairing Question)
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: FLX Table (Big Pimpin Wine Pairing Question)

Thank you Jeff! Appreciate your feedback. I'll report back. Michael, We dined there in October and enjoyed our experience. We initially purchased two Baller (mid level) wine pairings; however, when we were seating, I upgraded one of the pairings to the Pimp Daddy Baller. You will have an opportunity...
by Michael Mahle
November 29th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Advise
Replies: 20
Views: 853

Re: Finger Lakes Advise

Two Goats is great. They offer one food item: a terrific hot roast beef sandwich on an onion roll. Also, don't miss Lucky Hare brewing. I think I like the beers at Lucky Hare better, but the experience at Two Goats is better. If you get tired of the wine, I recommend Two Goats Brewing for beer. Cool...
by Michael Mahle
November 29th, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: FLX Table (Big Pimpin Wine Pairing Question)
Replies: 2
Views: 205

FLX Table (Big Pimpin Wine Pairing Question)

I'm excited for my first FLX Table experience on 12/27. Happy to hear from anyone about what to expect of the current menu. Also, I've reserved/selected the Big Pimpin' wine pairing. There is one more (forget the name) above this level. Wondering if anyone has experience with the Big Pimpin one and/...
by Michael Mahle
November 29th, 2018, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 89
Views: 3951

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

Jason is a really nice guy. I sat next to you/him at a Renegade Wine Dinner once. That said, I'd like to attend the dinner as well. Anthony - I sent you an email too. M. I'm thinking someone created the Jason Hernandez account to be funny. No, it's not fake. I prosecuted Rudy Kurniawan. Happy to pro...
by Michael Mahle
November 11th, 2018, 3:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds @ Sutton Inn (12/13)

I regret to inform that I will be unable to attend the 12/5 dinner. Sorry about that that...hopefully this is enough notice to allow those on the waiting list to figure out their plans. Thank you for the opportunity - I'm sure that I will be disappointed after hearing the recap of the wines/dinner. M.
by Michael Mahle
October 29th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER
Replies: 150
Views: 5203

Re: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER

I love the Antica Terra “Antikythera“ pinots (all stylings) but also enjoy Hirsch Vineyards and Penner Ash Pinots.
by Michael Mahle
October 26th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Biggest Bottle
Replies: 51
Views: 1534

Re: Your Biggest Bottle

I love magnums, especially for champagne. Have about two dozen mags of a variety of types of wine from Riesling to Chablis to Jura reds to Cru Beaujolais, Burgs and various Nebbiolos. Pretty much always have at least one 3L around for parties. Have an ‘04 Ch. Belle-Vue (nothing too special) for our ...
by Michael Mahle
August 28th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Jersey City/NYC Area - FREE EuroCave
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Jersey City/NYC Area - FREE EuroCave

add me to third in line!
by Michael Mahle
August 28th, 2018, 6:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC - Burgundy GC Reds @ Little Frog (12/13)
Replies: 51
Views: 1670

Re: NYC - Burgundy 1er Reds (12/5), GC Reds (12/13)

I actually signed up for the 12/5 dinner. I am unable to make the 12/13 one. Thanks, M. 1er Reds - Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny , Vosne-Romanée, Pommard (Wednesday 12/5 @ 6:45PM) Sh@n A - TGigante Greg K Jay Miller Maybe: Chris L Grand Cru Reds - Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Bonnes Mares (Thursd...
by Michael Mahle
July 30th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC offlines
Replies: 53
Views: 1855

NYC offlines

I'm most likely in (weekdays only, though) if there's room. Thanks!
by Michael Mahle
July 30th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC in October: any interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 818

NYC in October: any interest?

Yes, I'm interested for sure.
by Michael Mahle
June 13th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Allendale Wine Shoppe in NJ
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Allendale Wine Shoppe in NJ

As a nearly life-long resident of Allendale, I can say that this wine shop is pretty awful and pretty much always has been. Don't buy anything older than the current vintage of any wine. I've bought at least two bottles of decent wine from decent producers of vintages a year or two older than the cu...
by Michael Mahle
May 22nd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC birthday present query
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

NYC birthday present query

All of the ones mentioned above are terrific for quality and delivery.
by Michael Mahle
April 25th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Fork Wineries
Replies: 44
Views: 944

North Fork Wineries

Lieb Cellars and Shinn Estates are my favorites. I also think the Merlot from Macari is quite a nice wine (goes great with any pizza or pasta at Grana in Jamesport (and they have it on the menu too). Paumanok is gorgeous and a worthwhile trip - the wines are hit or miss but generally good+.
by Michael Mahle
March 30th, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Fête de la Paulée - Chicago (May 4, 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Fête de la Paulée - Chicago (May 4, 2018)

Hey everyone,

Will anyone be attending this event? If so, please let me know. I'll be in town and will be attending. Would love to meet fellow Chicago-area WineBerserkers.

Cheers!

M.

http://www.lapaulee.com/chicago
by Michael Mahle
February 17th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Going for my WSET 3 - which school should I sign up for?
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Going for my WSET 3 - which school should I sign up for?

I took both Level 2 and 3 at International Wine Center in NYC. Having passed with Distinction and Merit, respectively, I recommend it.
by Michael Mahle
January 24th, 2018, 7:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: New Jersey young professionals tasting group
Replies: 32
Views: 1385

New Jersey young professionals tasting group

Hey Luke,

Count me in if you get something put together.

I’m in Bergen County but often in Middlesex County for work.
by Michael Mahle
January 20th, 2018, 10:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday - post what you're bringi
Replies: 86
Views: 2982

6th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - February 13, 2018 - Fat Tuesday

Craig G wrote:Since I'm coming from out of town, can I borrow stems from someone? Just one or two is fine and I'm not too picky.
Craig, if I move up from the waitlist, I can bring some extra stems (zalto)
by Michael Mahle
October 16th, 2017, 9:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19 Amali
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19 Amali

Hi Mike,

I’m afraid I have to cancel for the 19th. A family commitment has come up that I can’t get out of. Sorry about that.

MM
by Michael Mahle
October 10th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19 Amali
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19, TBD

Amali looks great. I'd be in on the 19th here.

Mike Levin wrote:I'm in. Can do Amali with $0 corkage and large space for groups.

I've got a number of people who couldn't make the last one I can send an invite to.
by Michael Mahle
October 9th, 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19 Amali
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Mike on Tour---NYC Oct 19, TBD

I'm available for one weeknight dinner that week. No preference as to where or when. Happy to fill in if a spot needed at Pings, or on the 19th if needed to get things started. Thanks! M.
by Michael Mahle
August 11th, 2017, 4:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies: PDH Downtown 8/21 6:30PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1429

NYC Rookies: PDH Downtown 8/21 6:30PM

Wish I could make this. I'll be back in September - hopefully another offline event will take place then.
by Michael Mahle
July 7th, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th - UPDATED
Replies: 28
Views: 1589

NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th

Hi everyone, I am officially unable to attend on the 18th. Sorry about that. M.
by Michael Mahle
July 6th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th - UPDATED
Replies: 28
Views: 1589

NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th

Hi guys, sorry - I need another day to confirm whether or not I can make it in that night. Thank you,

M.
by Michael Mahle
July 2nd, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th - UPDATED
Replies: 28
Views: 1589

NYC Offline - Tues, July 18th

I'm a strong "maybe". Looks good at the moment - can confirm by July 6. Thanks!
by Michael Mahle
June 19th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Naples, FL Dining
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Naples, FL Dining

I'll second Bleu Provence but if you are or look under 40, you can expect poor service. Campiello's is great too. I'd avoid anything in the Mercato area as I've never had a good meal anywhere in there except for the Capital Grill which is, of course a chain. Roy's is a chain but I've had good dining...
by Michael Mahle
May 21st, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What percentage of the time do you BYO versus order from the list?
Replies: 60
Views: 1407

What percentage of the time do you BYO versus order from the list?

I'm also in NJ and NY so..

NJ - 95% BYO
NYC - 20% BYO
by Michael Mahle
May 21st, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who Likes St Aubin?
Replies: 58
Views: 3848

Who Likes St Aubin?

Count me in as a big fan of St. Aubin.

Usual suspects here: PYCM, Lamy, etc.
by Michael Mahle
April 14th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Recent Hamptons/North Fork Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Recent Hamptons/North Fork Trip

Quick trip but a very fun one. Here's an equally quick review... SOUTH FORK Channing Daughters Tasting Room guy Anthony was awesome. Super knowledgeable, great energy, loves his job. The range of wines here are impressive. Many different varietals represented, a half dozen different roses from diffe...
by Michael Mahle
March 30th, 2017, 7:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Recent FLX Trip Review
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Recent FLX Trip Review

Quick trip March 2017 What a great trip, though I wish the weather were a little better. Didn't dampen my experience though. Here's a review in order of most enjoyable and downward... 1. Hermann J. Weimer - easily the best wines I've had up here from any lake. A level above everyone. Best tasting ro...
by Michael Mahle
March 7th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book on Champagne
Replies: 102
Views: 7406

Book on Champagne

I'll add a vote for David White's book. Fun read. Great guy.
by Michael Mahle
January 26th, 2017, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne vs. the World... that time of the year, again
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Champagne vs. the World... that time of the year, again

This really was a great night. Thanks again for setting it up. My top 5 NV Pierre Paillard Champagne Grand Cru Brut Rosé ("Les Terres Roses") 2000 Deutz Champagne Cuvée William Deutz 2006 Pol Roger Champagne Brut Rosé NV Jacquesson & Fils Champagne Cuvée No. 733 Dégorgement Tardif 2004 Bollinger Cha...
by Michael Mahle
January 26th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Help
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Finger Lakes Help

I'll add my two cents to this post...was just up there a few months back and loved Keuka Lake Vineyards and Bellwether Wine Cellars (Cayuga Lake, which would be more convenient to Syracuse). Constantin Frank is also very good and worth a visit. I'll be buying KLV and BWC wines every year as a result...
by Michael Mahle
January 22nd, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY

Thank you very much everyone for a really great evening. The wine was excellent, food/service superb and the group was a lot of fun. I learned a bunch and also left jealous of all the awesome trips y'all have taken. Thanks for including me in the group. Good times. Michael
by Michael Mahle
January 11th, 2017, 6:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 5th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - Fat Tuesday February 28, 2017.
Replies: 60
Views: 4521

5th Annual Di Fara's offline in Brooklyn - Fat Tuesday February 28, 2017.

Hi Dan,

Can you add me to the waitlist? I definitely don't want to miss this. Was a blast last year. Thanks. I can pay immediately.
by Michael Mahle
January 11th, 2017, 6:16 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY

Confirming that I'll be attending. What time?
by Michael Mahle
October 29th, 2016, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

La Fete du Champagne 2016

I'll be at one of Peter Liem's events and the grand tasting.
by Michael Mahle
October 28th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY
Replies: 29
Views: 2813

Champagne vs. the world, Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, NY

Interested as well. Please pencil me in. I've done the same on my calendar. Thank you!
by Michael Mahle
October 5th, 2016, 1:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Bojo 2015 - October 24th
Replies: 43
Views: 2496

NYC Rookies Late Oct Cru Bojo

I'm a maybe for the 24th and a no for the 31st. Location might be a deciding factor, but I love Cru Bojos.
by Michael Mahle
September 30th, 2016, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC/Jersey City Wine Storage Recommendations?
Replies: 65
Views: 3683

NYC/Jersey City Wine Storage Recommendations?

I'll buy your first order at Harolds. And that's a promise.
by Michael Mahle
September 13th, 2016, 5:25 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 3194

NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne

Hey everyone, that was a great evening last night. Excellent food, even better bubbles. Excluding the wonderful reds, my top 5 from last night: 1. '08 Pierre Peters "Les Chétillons" 2. '08 Vincent Bereche "Côte" 3. Savart "L'Accomplie" 4. Marie-Courtin "Resonance" 5. Fallet-Prevostat Extra Brut/'04 ...
by Michael Mahle
August 23rd, 2016, 12:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 3194

NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne

Awesome, thank you very much!
by Michael Mahle
August 22nd, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne
Replies: 54
Views: 3194

NYC Rookies: Sep 12 Champagne

Is there still room? I'd like to attend this dinner if there's still room. Thanks!
by Michael Mahle
July 29th, 2016, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: crosstown move: boxes?
Replies: 16
Views: 514

crosstown move: boxes?

Hi Chuck, We've got 50 gently-used cardboard boxes that, as a way of giving back to the WineBerserker's community, will deliver, free of charge, to you for your move. If you ever decide to move again and would like Domaine to pack up your wine and/or deliver it to your new home - we can provide that...

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